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Jordan Smith

Jordan Smith is an award-winning investigative journalist covering criminal justice and women's health – and hopes the two areas never overlap.

254 articles in 2010   •   page 6 of 7

Postal Inspectors Popping for Pot

Number of seizures of pot shipped through U.S. mail is on the rise

News Daily, Mar. 24, 2010 9:18 AM

Reefer Madness: Federal Sentencing Law Up for (Watered-Down) Reform

Senate committee passes compromise bill on sentencing disparity

News Column, Mar. 19, 2010

Outta Towners, It's Pronounced 'Totally Awesome AusChron Newscast!'

Austin tidbits and trivia, city tech, and the Art Acevedo showcase continues

News Daily, Mar. 18, 2010 11:47 AM

Et Tu, Arte?

Chief says: thanks, but ... nah

News Daily, Mar. 12, 2010 10:49 AM

Primary Post-Mortem

The State Commission on Judicial Conduct dismisses complaint against judge

News Feature, Mar. 12, 2010

Death Row Case Evidence May Never Be Tested

When technicalities take precedence over finding out who done it

News Feature, Mar. 12, 2010

Who Loves Art? We Do!

The bidding war to keep APD Chief Acevedo in Austin begins

News Daily, Mar. 11, 2010 12:24 PM

You Better Cop the Totally Awesome AusChron Newscast!

Art Acevedo drops by the Totescast, plus other city rumblings

News Daily, Mar. 10, 2010 12:01 AM

Acevedo Up for Job in Dallas

APD chief one of six finalists to take over as Dallas top cop

News Daily, Mar. 9, 2010 8:02 AM

299th District Court: Montford and Sage Eye Next Stage

The two top vote-getters move to run-off

News Feature, Mar. 5, 2010

147th District Court: Brown Takes Gammon Down

Hands down for Cliff Brown

News Feature, Mar. 5, 2010

County Court at Law No. 3: Lipscombe Brings It Home

Voters give Lipscombe 53% over Seelig

News Feature, Mar. 5, 2010

Drug Budget

What does Obama's new drug budget say about his administration's priorities?

News Column, Mar. 5, 2010

New Hearing for Death Row Inmate

Charles Dean Hood heads back to district court for new punishment hearing

News Feature, Mar. 5, 2010

Elect to Listen to the Totally Awesome AusChron Newscast!

Turning a light on election night, and economic incentives before council

News Daily, Mar. 4, 2010 12:01 AM

Teen Pot Use on the Rise?

Partnership for a Drug-Free America says more teens are using party drugs

News Daily, Mar. 3, 2010 3:44 PM

Perry Finally Pardons Cole

Twenty-five years after Cole was wrongly named rapist, Perry finally issues a pardon

News Daily, Mar. 2, 2010 10:26 AM

No Business Sense

This week's roundup of pot pushing dopes

News Daily, Feb. 26, 2010 8:35 AM

El Paso vs. War on Drugs, Redux

El Paso City Council tries, again, to pass resolution denouncing war on drugs

News Column, Feb. 26, 2010

No Excuses for Keller's Conduct, Attorneys Argue

New filings suggest judge is shirking responsibility for inmate's death

News Feature, Feb. 26, 2010

Get Historic with the Totally Awesome AusChron Newscast!

Historic zoning, East Riverside redevelopment, and Sharon Keller ain't outta the woods just yet

News Daily, Feb. 25, 2010 12:01 AM

Tinkering With Death

Texas Defender Service attorney David Dow's memoir covers his his work defending the condemned

Books Daily, Feb. 22, 2010 5:14 PM

147th District Court: Two Kinds of Experience

News Feature, Feb. 19, 2010

The People's Courts

Travis County Justice of the Peace races

News Feature, Feb. 19, 2010

331st Court: Who Should Follow Judge Perkins?

News Feature, Feb. 19, 2010

Tires on the Move: What About Fleet Services?

Questions pile up as the pile of tires comes down

News Feature, Feb. 19, 2010

The Totally Awesome AusChron Newscast Takes Off!

APD's street closure conundrum, tire updates, plus some primary intelligence

News Daily, Feb. 18, 2010 5:21 PM

El Paso Resolves to Stand by Ciudad Juarez

Council member argues war on drugs explains violence in sister city

News Daily, Feb. 12, 2010 7:41 AM

Political Dust Clouds 201st: Patterson vs. Meachum

News Feature, Feb. 12, 2010

Innovative Justice: Lipscombe vs. Seelig

News Feature, Feb. 12, 2010

The Baird Successor: Crowded Field Jockeys for 299th

News Feature, Feb. 12, 2010

We're Primarily the Totally Awesome AusChron Newscast!

Primary elections, sound permits, and other tired topics

News Daily, Feb. 11, 2010 12:05 AM

Baby Boomers Still Using Drugs, Pt. 2

Feds harping on drug use among older Americans

News Daily, Feb. 10, 2010 9:12 AM

Reefer Madness

Prospects look good for Criminal Justice Commission

News Column, Feb. 5, 2010

Guns, Property, and Public Nuisances: A North Austin Showdown

Gun rights activists up in arms over shutdown of gun show

News Feature, Feb. 5, 2010

State Gives Almaguer Deadline for Tire Cleanup

Tire shop owner must comply with state law, says TCEQ

News Feature, Jan. 29, 2010

Keller Keeps Her Robes, for Now

Special judge says Keller's conduct in execution case doesn't warrant removal

News Feature, Jan. 29, 2010

Judge Not the Totally Awesome AusChron Newscast!

City incentives, AISD issues, and the sad saga of Judge Keller

News Daily, Jan. 28, 2010 9:15 AM

Pot Reform Takes the Main Stage

Lawmakers and advocates introduce measures in multiple states

News Daily, Jan. 26, 2010 8:33 AM

Criminal Justice Reform Heads to Senate Floor

Commission would conduct full review of nation's criminal justice system

News Daily, Jan. 22, 2010 11:02 AM

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